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Hoyle Historic Homestead Newsletter - Volume 22, #1 Spring 2014

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Volume 22, Number 1 Hoyle Historic Homestead ? PO Box 235 ? Dallas, NC 28034 Spring 2014

Recent Hoyle House Restoration in Process

Hoyle Historic Homestead Floor Repair ImageThe Summer 2013 HHH Newsletter informed the public of the DAR grant, which had been received and applied to restorations inside the Hoyle House. Visitors to this year’s Open House viewed these improvements. Work is still in process, which slowed because of our winter weather.

The following has been completed: restoring walls, doorways, repairing and replacing baseboards and chair railing, and repairing doorways. These tasks required precise measuring and retro-fitting of the walls, doorways, windows, and chimneys. All of these restorations had to be completed prior to installing the new pine flooring.

A local saw mill cut purchased pine logs into period sized boards. They have been cured and transported to the Hoyle House. They will be sized and installed by our contractor, Alan Goodson, as soon as his schedule permits with an improvement in the weather. The completion of this process will display the first floor of the Historic Hoyle House as an accurate period restoration. Since these rooms are the oldest and most often visited, the restoration will enhance the mission of the Hoyle Historic Homestead to restore this historic home as accurately as possible.

With better weather it is hoped that Mr. Goodson will complete the pine flooring over the next few weeks. A few other minor restoration repairs will complete the process.

Chair Atterberry Announces Major Gift to HHH

Elizabeth Atterberry, Hoyle Historic Homestead Chair, announced a major gift of stock to the Hoyle Historic Homestead. Ray and Agnes Yount of LaVale, Maryland donated 100 shares of Exxon Mobile to be used to further the goals of restoring the Hoyle Historic Homestead. The HHH Board maintains ownership of the stock with the goal of capitalizing the generous donation toward future projects.

The Younts have been long-time supporters of HHH and area genealogy and local history. They attended the 2013 Open House, expressed appreciation for the progress being made, and acknowledged that more needs to be done. They decided to kick-start fund raising efforts through the stock donation.

Chair Atterberry solicits donations of stock or money. Potential donors should contact her or Treasurer Vann Noblett for additional information.

Hoyle Historic Homestead Board of Directors Honorary Board Members
Officers William Barnes Jim Love Barbara & Carlos Guiterrez
Elizabeth Atterberry, Chairman Carol Brittain Rita Pasour Mitchel D. Hoyl, deceased
Anne Hanna, Vice Chairman Jerry Campbell Vickie Pietz David Hoyle, Jr.
Patrick Messer, Secretary Robert Carpenter Pat Rudisill  Doris Hoyle, deceased
Vann Noblett, Treasurer Wilma Craig  Lynn Stewart  Norris Hoyle, deceased
John Lutz, Historian Thomas Gillespie Rudolph Young  Jack Hoyle, deceased
Barbara Gutierrez Terry Waldrop

 

Community Foundation Run For The Money

Support Hoyle Homestead through Run for the Money12 and Have Your Gift Matched

Since 2002 the Community Foundation of Gaston County has hosted Run for the Money. In supporting our efforts through this event your gift is matched by the foundation. The Run will be held on April 12th in downtown Gastonia. Contributions are being accepted until April 18, 2014. You can donate by using the included Donor Form or by visiting the foundation’s website at cfgaston.org. Please make checks payable to the Community Foundation of Gaston County and forward them to PO Box 123, Gastonia, NC 28053. Thank you for your support!

 

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The Hoyle Historic Homestead is Gaston County’s oldest home.  It dates back to circa late 1700′s and is located at 1214 Dallas Stanley Highway in Dallas, NC 28034-0235.

A non-profit educational organization, The Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc. seeks to restore and protect this home of Peter Hoyle, sometimes spelled Heil, Heyl or Hoyl in old documents.  Hoyle was part of the 18th Century settling of the North Carolina Piedmont by German and Scot-Irish Great Wagon and Wilderness Roads - Hoyle Historic Homestead Imageimmigrants traveling the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road south through the Shenandoah Valley then into the Carolinas. (map courtesy of CSI/ISI.)

The home is important not only for its antiquity, but also for its construction.  The house and outbuildings are on the site where Peiter Heyl was granted a land grant in 1754.  The main house was built during the late 1700′s.  It features rare corner post construction and is the only known remaining structure in North Carolina with this type of construction.  This was also the site of Hoylesville, the first Federal Post Office in present day Gaston County.

The site was purchased by Hoyle Historic Homestead Inc., in 1991 to preserve and restore this very important part of regional history.  In 1993 it was placed on the National Historical Register.

Join Us Today…

Consider joining as a member of the Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc., as well as volunteering for our various projects related to restoring this building.  Contact HHHI by clicking here to go to our contact page, click here to email us, or by writing to:

Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc.
PO Box 235, Dallas, NC 28034-0235

The Hoyle Historic Homestead’s physical address is:

1214 Dallas Stanley Highway
Dallas, NC 28034-0235
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